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redshift  (A 43551)

Jun 29, 2012, 5:51 PM
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I think this would make an ideal jump ship:

http://i.space.com/...-crew.jpg?1341007082


(This post was edited by redshift on Jun 29, 2012, 5:52 PM)


Chris3D

Jun 29, 2012, 7:59 PM
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I wouldn't get on that thing WITHOUT a parachute... I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about that plane just doesn't look like it belongs in the sky. Tongue


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 29, 2012, 8:12 PM
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Super Guppy! Cool


sacex250

Jun 29, 2012, 8:13 PM
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Pad the inside of it and you'd have the coolest "vomit comet" in the sky. Wouldn't even need a parachute to free fall.


Mr.Bill  (D 9035)

Jun 29, 2012, 9:41 PM
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best plane I ever got out of
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airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 29, 2012, 9:53 PM
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Flyin' football!

Jumped it at Otay....FUN! Cool


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 29, 2012, 10:23 PM
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The ideal jump ship is one that is free to jump from. Wink

Sparky


DaVinciflies

Jun 29, 2012, 11:06 PM
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The ideal jump ship is one that is free to jump from. Wink

Sparky

Skyvan last weekend - surprise free load!


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 30, 2012, 12:14 AM
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The ideal jump ship is one that is free to jump from. Wink

Sparky

One that ya get PAID to jump from! WinkCoolSly
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jclalor  (B 33202)

Jun 30, 2012, 1:50 AM
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Don't jump upwards on the exit. Wink


JohnRich  (D License)

Jun 30, 2012, 9:36 AM
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All that vertical space is wasted. What you would want to do is build about three levels of decking inside there, and then do mass exits where all three levels are running out simultaneously. Now THAT would be a cool exit.


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 30, 2012, 9:43 AM
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All that vertical space is wasted. What you would want to do is build about three levels of decking inside there, and then do mass exits where all three levels are running out simultaneously. Now THAT would be a cool exit.

That would work! Cool

http://www.flickr.com/...horizons/4353626744/


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jun 30, 2012, 10:52 AM
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The interior looks like a zeppelin!
What happens when you fill it with helium or hydrogen?


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jun 30, 2012, 11:04 AM
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The ideal jump-plane has not been built yet.
We need to convince FEDEX, UPS, DHL, etc that they need a single-engined (stinking big PT-6A engine) airplane that can operate from 2,000 foot long airstrips, climb like stink, etc.
High wing.
Fixed gear.
Single pilot.
A high horizontal tail would minimize the risk of wing-suiters denting it.
Fueling should be low-pressure, done by a guy standing on the asphalt, well away from spinning propeller(s).
but the key is a short container six feet tall (2 metres) by 8 feet wide (2 metres) that rolls out the back. Once the last container has been off-loaded on Friday evening, it should be a simple matter to clip in fabric seats and belts.
The container should also be fairly short, so short that compressing an 8-way by the ramp hinge will not un-balance the airplane.
The other reason for limiting it to a short container would be to limit to ten or a dozen skydivers. Any more than that and you slow down turn-arounds. Nothing worse than having eleven people dirt-dived, but waiting for the last person to finish packing, return from lunch, apply make-up, etc.
A comparatively small airplane also allows individual tandem instructors to do the dozen jumps per day that they need to make a living.


JohnRich  (D License)

Jun 30, 2012, 3:27 PM
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What happens when you fill it with helium or hydrogen?

The crew all talk like Donald Duck.


oldwomanc6

Jun 30, 2012, 4:16 PM
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best plane I ever got out of

Jumped it at Otay as well, that puppy could climb! Smile

Always thought it was a shame that it wasn't approved to fly with the tail "cone" removed. THAT would have been Ahhhhhhhsome!


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Jun 30, 2012, 4:58 PM
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They had 2 at the '84 Herd boogie. They managed to bang them together parking them so only one actually flew at the boogie. Actually had pilots that wore their uniforms while flying jumpers! If I recall the doors on the Otters were a little wider so they were more the favorite at the boogie.


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Jun 30, 2012, 5:01 PM
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Sounds like a CH-53! My favorite jumpship!


oldwomanc6

Jun 30, 2012, 5:59 PM
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Sounds like a CH-53! My favorite jumpship!

Well, if we're going there, Blackhawk!

Although, DC-4 was quirky-fun! Double prop-blast! Yahooooo Oh, hooooooo! Laugh


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 30, 2012, 7:41 PM
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Not ideal, but I always wanted to jump an ATR, although I am sure they are not approved for open or removed door flight, and climbing out that tiny rear door would almost require an acrobat...


excaza  (C License)

Jul 1, 2012, 10:28 AM
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The crew all talk like Donald Duck.
And die.


fastphil  (D 5801)

Jul 2, 2012, 6:02 AM
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That one flies over my house a lot; I like the second pic better because it is also provides transportation to the DZ...
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jumpwally  (D License)

Jul 3, 2012, 9:19 AM
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The dornier 328 would be sweet....huge rear door and nothing to wack your head on,,and it climbs babay !!Cool


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Abedy

Jul 3, 2012, 9:26 AM
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Nice one.

Indeed, ya better take the rear, the side door would be very interesting for exits Cool


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Jul 3, 2012, 9:31 AM
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All that vertical space is wasted. What you would want to do is build about three levels of decking inside there, and then do mass exits where all three levels are running out simultaneously. Now THAT would be a cool exit.

Hi John - Blackburn Beverley was a paratrooper jump ship with essentially that layout. Sadly none left flying though.


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